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House Co-Chair Peter Buckley Endorses Marijuana Ballot

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Oregon State Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has today become the highest-level state elected official to endorse Measure 80, the marijuana legalization initiative.In a statement, Buckley wrote:It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to waste millions of dollars every year to prohibit adults from making the choice of whether to con...   More
 
Monday, September 17, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TBA Diaries: Ten Tiny Dances

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The 10-year-old event Ten Tiny Dances at Washington High School at 8:30 pm this past Saturday, September 8, was this year as it always has been: inconsistent, often frustrating and spiked with ever-so-occasional moments of transcendent hilarity or beauty.The premise, for those unfamiliar: 10 different dancers or companies are inv...   More
 
Monday, September 10, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TBA Diaries: Big Art Group, The People—Portland

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Big Art Group's The People—Portland was the first official performance in the Time-Based Art festival—at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, at Washington High School—but it was not the first performance art piece of the day. 
Two hours earlier, at the city council meeting on fluoridation, a woman with a somewhat ill-favored look addressed the Portland city council as s...   More
 
Friday, September 7, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beloved

Love hurts, love scars, love caused 9/11.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Christophe Honoré’s moody, multigenerational musical Beloved begins as a winkingly sex-positive romp in which the ’60s seem a wonderful time to buy clothing, and prostitution is promoted as a   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Driving After the Influence

If Washington legalizes dope, driving there could become risky for tokers.


News Stories
Oregon medical marijuana patients might have reason to worry if the state of Washington’s dope legalization initiative passes in November—that is, if they ever plan on driving in Washington.    More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Life Coach/The People—Portland

More previews for the first week of TBA.


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 Andrew Dickson wants to help. In his piece Life Coach, the performance artist and Wieden Kennedy...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

City-Ruining Hipsters Strike Again, Rob Bank

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At 3:17 pm on August 31, reportedly, a hipster robbed a bank. "That was the description given by witnesses," says Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson. "It's definitely open to interpretation." 
The employees of Albina Community Bank at 5636 Northeast Sandy Boulevard also    More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Timbers Name New Coach As Part of Reconciliation With Fans

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As has been rumored, University of Akron head coach Caleb Porter was named the new head coach of the struggling Portland Timbers (6-13-6, 24 pts.) today. He will be the third coach in the team's troubled two-year history, following John Spencer, who was fired on July 9, and Timbers' general ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Mari-Wanna?

Oregon and two other states are huffing and puffing toward legalizing weed. But don’t buy that bong just yet.


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Harking back to the days when everything that mattered in politics was decided in smoke-filled rooms, the Western states...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fluoridation Opponents Propose New Ballot Initiative

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Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, an activist group opposed to fluoridating Portland's water supply, has announced that they will seek to file a city ballot initiative, the "Clean Drinking Water Measure", that would halt the addition of any fluoride to Portland's water supply. The announcement comes mere days after M...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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